The Latest News From Galway Swing
It is going to be an exciting few weeks here in Galway. We have new classes starting this Sunday that will see you join swing dancers around the world in paying tribute to Frankie Manning (More info below) and in only a couple of weeks it will be time for Galway Lindyfest. William and Maeva will be bringing their style and energy to Galway for a weekend like no other on May 9 – 11. There are still places left if you want to be a part of this weekend – just grab a partner and sign up online ...
If you can’t make the workshops don’t worry there will be two unmissable nights of social dancing on the Friday and Saturday nights of Lindyfest and all are welcome. Come along and help us to give these two amazing teachers a brilliant Galway welcome.
Starting this Sunday 27th April we will start a special 3 weeks of Sunday classes (excluding Sunday May 11 – we will break for our Lindyfest weekend). At 5.30pm there will be an aerials class where we will teach one aerial in each class and show you how to put it into your dancing so you can add a bit of air to your lindy jams. The class is suitable for all levels of dancer, however you must bring your own partner.
After that at 6.30pm, we will be teaching the Frankie 100 choreography. This is a simple routine suitable for all levels. Frankie Manning originally choreographed The Lindy Chorus hoping that it would become a part of his legacy. And so, as part of the Frankie 100 celebrations and World Lindy Hop day, swing communities around the world will be learning this routine and posting them online to pay tribute to Frankie Manning. Join swing dancers all around the world and learn the lindy chorus with us.
When: Starts Sunday 27th April:
5.30pm – Aerials Classes
6.30pm – Frankie 100 Choreography
Where: The Galway Rowing Club Woodquay
How Much: These classes can be paid using our blocks or pay as you go week by week.
**STOP THE PRESS** Want to learn the Frankie100 Choreography for FREE?!?
Here’s how – we want you to write a short piece (250 words) on Frankie Manning – maybe an outline of his life, perhaps focus on an aspect of his life, or his effect on our modern dance scene, or any other angle that interests you. We don’t want to just celebrate the life of Frankie Manning through a video montage, we want people to learn about him, to understand the inspiration he has given to 1000’s of dancers, and to appreciate his contribution to our wonderful community. Email us or bring your written piece before the first class and you can do all the Frankie100 Choreo classes at no charge – and know that we greatly appreciate and respect your effort to understand an integral part of our dance history.
For more info contact Paul Neary – 0879358160
William and Maeva bring their unique blend of style and energy to Galway for a comp and show weekend like no other.
Galway Lindy Exchange – August 8th-10th
A celebration of our amazing dance community with activities and dancing all weekend. Details coming very soon.
Lindy Hopper’s Delight – November 21st – 23rd
We are excited to announce our very special guests for this years Lindy Hoppers Delight Weekend as Michael Jagger and Evita Arce.
s years Lindy Hoppers Delight Weekend as Michael Jagger and Evita Arce.